*utility and rent assistance for Veterans
*primary health care clinic : M, T, Th 8:30am-3:30pm for homeless,
*soup kitchen M-Sat 11:30am-12:30pm, Su 12:00pm-1:00pm,
*homeless shelter - men's shelter opens at 7:30pm and family center for women and children is open 24 hours. Fathers with children and married couples with children may stay at family center if room is available. Shelters provide breakfast and evening meals for residents. Every guest is assigned a case worker that helps form a plan to return to self-sufficiency with services that may include social work, mental health, medical clinic, legal services and substance abuse services.
*Christmas Dinner 11:30am-12:30pm Christmas Day.
*warming shelter during the day if it is 40 degrees or below.
Office M-Th 8:30am-5:00pm, F 8:30am-1:00pm, Program hours listed in description
*For rent and utility assistance must be a Veteran.
Charleston County Human Services, Outreach Program provides community assistance through several programs. Anyone applying for assistance must have matching name and address on ID and all documentation (ex. ID, social security card, bill, check stubs, SSA/SSI award letters) and proof of regular income.
GENERAL EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:
The main office in Charleston can provide tricounty residents EMERGENCY assistance with:
*fire victims assistance
*rent - not rental deposits.
=CALL 724-6760 Mondays at 1:00pm (When you dial the extension, if the case manager is not available, you will be routed back to the main menu and must re-enter the extensions until someone answers. If you hang up, you may get a busy signal when calling back due to high volume calls.)
HVAC REPAIR/AIR CONDITIONING:
Currently placing names for waiting list for the following services:
*1 window air conditioning unit
Call your respective county on the respective call-in dates for utility assistance.
*HVAC (central a/c) system repair or replacement
Call the main office at 724-6760, listen for prompts and leave a message on the HVAC voicemail
UTILITY ASSISTANCE (LIHEAP):
Provides emergency assistance with utility bills including deposits to establish electric service Must call in on specific day and times to try to get an appointment Appointments will be taken until the appointment log is full. Unable to pay utility bills that are over 90 days old. Also will not pay return check fees.
=Berkeley and Dorchester branch offices CALL IN information is as follows:
*Berkeley County - every Monday at 8:00am, 761-6935
*Dorchester County - every Mondays at 8:00am, 875-1168 or 832-7053
*St. George - every Wednesdays at 8:30am, 563-9524 x305
(Note: branch office locations are not staffed daily and have no answering service.)
= Charleston County - call the main office at 724-6760 to schedule an appointment.
-(Limited crisis appointments available Monday - Thursday for Charleston county residents only.)
M-F 8:00am-4:30pm. Must have an appointment.
To determine eligibility the applicant must provide:
*Proof of emergency within past 30 days.
*social security cards for all members of the household,
*applicant must have photo ID with matching name and address on all documentation
*verification of employment (or unemployment) for all household members 18 years old and over. If an adult student, school photo ID is required,
*if unemployed, a benefits history of employment from employment commission,
*receipts of all utility bills for the past 30 days and a current itemized bill for the assistance is needed with the applicant's name.
*Charleston county only CRISIS appointments:
- Scheduled Monday through Thursday usually booked within first 15-30 minutes of the day
- Must have proof of emergency, i.e. disconnection notice within the next 3-5 days
- Must be at least 60 years of age or older OR disabled OR have a child under 5
See call-in information above.
*Appointments for financial assistance are limited. Be persistent as it may take time to get someone to answer an extension.
*To check the status of an existing case, contact Customer Service.
Representative at 724-6760 ext. 232.
*Cannot accept applications from individuals who have been charged for unauthorized usage or tampering.
Not Yet Validated
Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
1684 Brownswood Rd Johns Island, SC 29455 (843) 559-4109
Outreach services for Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Island Residents ONLY offers:
*English as Second Language classes,
*GED prep classes,
*prescription expense assistance (non-narcotic),
*summer camp available in July grades 2-5,
*utility assistance - water, electricity, sewer, heating fuel,
*Financial assistance may be available every year (12 months),
*The Benefit Bank Site..A Benefit Bank counselor can help clients see if they are eligible and apply for SNAP (food stamps), TANF, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance program, FAFSA, Voter Registration, and other benefits Call for appointment.